Fashion

01.21.14

Dasha Zhukova Poses on a Naked Black Woman; Kim Kardashion Tours Museum with Azzedine Alaia

And Dior hosts private couture show for students.

Dasha Zhukova Poses on a Naked Black Woman: Russian fashion site Buro 24/7—run by street style star Miroslava Duma—found itself in some hot water on Monday after it published a photo of Garage magazine editor-in-chief Dasha Zhukova seated elegantly on a bound black woman posed as a chair. The image spread online and was followed by an uproar of negative responses. FashionBombDaily’s site editor quickly commented that the image was a prime example of “white dominance and superiority, articulated in a seemingly serene yet overtly degrading way,” and twitter comments ranged from “absolutely disgusting” to “Miroslava Duma dumb girl! What were you thinking?” Duma has since removed the image from her Instagram account (where she also issued an apology) and the website has cropped the “chair model” out of the photo. The creative team reportedly drew its inspiration from a 1969 piece of furniture, titled “Chair,” designed by British pop artist Allen Jones that depicted a woman sculpture in the same position. [The Telegraph]

Kim Kardashian Tours Museum with Azzedine Alaia: The reality TV star spared no time kicking off Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Kardashian received a private tour from legendary fashion designer Azzedine Alaia of his solo exhibition at the Museum of Fashion in the Palais Galliera. While in Paris, Kim and soon-to-be husband Kanye West celebrated Vogue Italia editor Franca Souzzani’s birthday at Alaia’s house the previous night. Rumors spread that the couple was also searching for the perfect wedding venue—could it be the Palace of Versailles? [Daily Mail]

Dior Hosts Private Couture Show For Students: Sixteen lucky students from across the world received the opportunity of a lifetime—a private invitation to Dior’s couture show. The top students from schools including Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design were joined by some of the atelier's employees at the show, and received a special meet and greet with the house’s creative director, Raf Simons. “It’s wonderful to connect with students and the atelier people, who don’t normally get to see the show,” Simons said. [Vogue UK]